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Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket

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Wailuku, United States
Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket

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Overview

Explore the Maui Ocean Center, named a "Top 10 Aquariums in the World” by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice. This impressive facility features more than 60 interactive exhibits, including the Nursery Bay and Turtle Lagoon, with close-up views of your favorite marine life. Learn about Hawaii’s incredible underwater world as you discover sea jellies, tropical reefs and octopuses.
  • Discounted admission to the state-of-the-art Maui Ocean Center
  • Explore more than 60 interactive exhibits at your own pace
  • Trained ocean specialists are available to answer questions and share their insights
  • See and learn about tropical reef fish, octopuses, moray eels, sharks, stingrays, sea jellies and much more!
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192 Maalaea Rd , 192 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793, USA

Ma'alaea Village, Maui The Maui Ocean Center is centrally located in oceanfront Ma'alaea Village within 20-30 minutes of all major resort areas.

This activity will end right where it started.
Discover the Maui Ocean Center at your own pace with this full-day admission ticket and explore over 60 interactive exhibits. This journey through the expansive underwater world is unique to Hawaii, as all of the marine life you see is native to the islands’ shores.

To deepen your experience, trained ocean naturalists will share presentations at the Turtle Lagoon, Open Ocean, Discovery Pool, Living Reef and Nursery Bay exhibits. These expert guides are also available on sight to answer any questions you have about the fish, plant life or coral that you see.

This facility is engaging for travelers of all ages, and provides a richer understanding of one of the most unique aquatic environments on the earth, the Hawaiian waters. See tropical reef fish, octopuses, sharks, sting rays, eels, sea jellies and more immersed in their natural habitat.
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Maui Ocean Center
Admission to Maui Ocean Center includes all-day access to explore the Aquarium’s exhibits at your own leisure. Journey from the Living Reef exhibits to the renowned 750,000-gallon Open Ocean exhibit to encounter Hawaii’s marine life, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. With over 60 exhibits, 20 daily presentations, cultural activities, and tours, Maui Ocean Center enables guests to experience the diversity of Hawaii’s marine life and local culture in an immersive and educational environment.  Enhance your visit to Maui Ocean Center with a Behind-the-Scenes Tour, Cultural & Plant Tour, or Shark Dive Maui, the island’s only shark dive activity. The Aquarium features world-class shopping at its Maui Ocean Treasures gift shop and ocean view dining at Seascape Restaurant, an Ocean-Friendly certified restaurant serving fresh catch specials and island-inspired cuisine.
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Following Maui Ocean Center and Government Authority guidelines, face masks are recommended for all park guests 3 years and older in all indoor areas and Harbor Plaza presentations.
  • Seascape Restaurant requires face masks while not actively consuming food and/or beverage.
  • Social distancing and use of hand sanitization stations highly recommended.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Maui Ocean Center
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    See all safety measures taken by Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitisation during Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket?
    A:The policies on sanitisation are:

    • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
    • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
    See all safety measures taken by Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket.
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    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    See all safety measures taken by Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket.

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    • "This is a must do in Maui the aquarium is one of a kind." See review
    • "Nice outdoor setting and easy to get to off the highway." See review
    • "When you are in Maui, definately put this on your list of great things to do!" See review

    Reviews

    4.5
    star-4.5
    413 reviews

    Reviews by Viator travellers

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    star-4
    The best aquarium experience
    Royce_P
    , May 2022
    Great experience, it’s awesome that the aquarium catches, displays, and then release the aquatics animals. Really good experience, the last part of the whale sphere was so cool. Definitely a sweet find for a family outing.
    star-4
    GO EARLY! Less crowded.
    RACQUEL_R
    , May 2022
    Recommend going there early. Less crowded. Overall a good experience when traveling with kids. Will take approximately 1 hrs to go through entire aquatic center.
    star-5
    Great experience will...
    Daniel_P
    , May 2022
    Great experience will come again on next visit great for families. If you have children they will love it here especially the short film about whales 🐋
    star-3
    The shark aquarium was...
    Angelica_G
    , May 2022
    The shark aquarium was awesome ! The speaker was very informative and made it very interesting . The center doesn’t have a whole lot to watch
    star-5
    Shorely, a good time for all!
    Heather_G
    , May 2022
    We absolutely loved the exhibit of the Deep. The 3D Whale movie was also a highlight of our visit. It felt like you were inches away from the enormous gentle giants.
    star-5
    We Love the Sea
    Alika_A
    , May 2022
    My twin girls were mesmerized with the up close views of all the same creatures. Highlights were the home and starfish. Of course seeing the “opigi “ on the rocks intrigued them.
    star-5
    Amazing ocean aquarium experience
    Anita_J
    , May 2022
    Best aquarium experience ever - loved the planetarium like Humpback whale experience. The ocean tunnel was also amazing!
    star-5
    Great Spot for Families
    Andrew_M
    , May 2022
    It was a very enjoyable day. All the exhibits were clean, animals looked healthy and it was very informative. I would recommend
    star-4
    Signing up for our visit...
    Thomas_I
    , May 2022
    Signing up for our visit to Maui ocean center was a breeze. The aquarium was a wonderful addition to our vacation here in Maui, and I would definitely go back next time I visit this iskand
    star-5
    Amazing Maui Ocean Center Experience
    Daryl_F
    , May 2022
    Maui Ocean Center is one of the best ocean center that I have visited. It gives me overflowing knowledge of the marine life and conservation in Hawaii.
    star-5
    Hawaii Seas and the Whales
    Mary_D
    , Apr. 2022
    Great tour of Hawaii sea creatures and reefs. Well presented and interesting. It gets better and better with the large glassed-in spaces. And then: A glass tunnel, and a max theater experience. Four of us were blown away by the whale presentation. A perfect follow up to Whale Watching and finding the day before. Whales!!!!
    star-5
    Great experience
    Michael_R
    , Apr. 2022
    The Maui aquatic center was very nice From the roadside it doesn’t look very big but they have great aquariums and a imax type theater for a 20min whale show that is impressive I highly recommend the Seascape restaurant (reservations are encouraged) for great food
    star-5
    Awesome!
    Rob_G
    , Apr. 2022
    Great experience at Maui Ocean Center. From kids to seniors, fun for all ages. Try see as much as you can... there are lots of exhibits.
    1 traveller found this review helpful
    star-5
    All done
    Debra_H
    , Apr. 2022
    Turtle presentation & feeding.. The aquarium tunnel. Adults enjoyed the $5.00 Mai Tai!! That’s all folks!!
    star-5
    Fun Family Experience
    Kurt_N
    , Apr. 2022
    The 3D sphere experience was better than expected. We were able to watch the turtles during feeding time. Overall a fun couple hours with the family.
    star-3
    Prepare for a few hassles if you visit the Maui Aquarium
    Dano_R
    , Apr. 2022
    Reservation system only allowed for 8 members. We had 9 (4 adults, 2 senior, 3 kids). So, you have to cc another person at the desk. Also the parking idea is terrible. Not clear when it says public parking but its still not free. We wasted time to go all the way back to car and just left it. No ticket/tow. Staff where very helpful and friendly.
    icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
    Aloha Dano, We're sorry to hear about the obstacles you encountered during your visit. Our website does not have a cap on how many tickets can be reserved, however, Viator may have different rules. Regardless, we're so sorry you had to go through that extra trouble! As for the parking issue, Maui Ocean Center does not control the parking in Māʻalaea Triangle, but we're so glad you had a great experience with our staff and found them to be helpful! Mahalo for taking the time to leave a review, and we hope you enjoyed your visit overall.
    star-5
    Check out the sphere
    Corey_S
    , Apr. 2022
    All around great place great food at seascape good selection of gifts at the gift shop bring comfortable shoes
    star-5
    BEST AQUARIUM I HAVE EVER BEEN TO!
    Barbara_M
    , Apr. 2022
    Loved the 3D film about the whales. I was, however, disappointed that it didn’t last longer! Perfect sequel to the day before when we went whale watching. Also loved watching the diver feeding the sharks,etc. Got some great video, especially of him interacting with the children in the audience as well as waving me as he saw me recording, and showed me a sharks tooth. He was great!
    icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
    Aloha Barbara! We appreciate you sharing what you loved about your visit, and we're so pleased to hear we enhanced your visit to Maui with even more close-up experiences with Hawaiʻi's marine life. Mahalo for visiting us and leaving this thoughtful review!
    star-5
    Awesome
    Lorena_P
    , Apr. 2022
    Our visit to the aquarium was very exciting specially my granddaughter as she enjoy watching all the fishes name some of them. She enjoy the 3D short movie enjoy shopping at store. All in all great experience.
    star-5
    Our visit to The Maui Ocean Center
    elena_h
    , Apr. 2022
    This place was so nice, we had a great time. The Seascape resturant was delicious and great view & service. The exhibits were beautiful. So much to see, read & understand. Don't forget to stop by Pua & Tiki of the Pacific vendor and see Sam Puleiku incredible hand made items like my turtle necklace. It's a must go to!! Thanks Maui Ocean Center
    icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
    Aloha Elena, We're thrilled to hear you had such a great time exploring our exhibits and learning about Hawaiʻi's native marine life. We'll be sure to pass your kind words along to Seascape and our friends at Pua & Tiki! Mahalo for leaving such a kind review.

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